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Strong story; better writing; pacing issues again

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-20

The narrator was very good--I didn't notice any fumbles--and overall, it is quite a good book. Collins still has issues with pacing, but the first half demonstrates how much her writing has improved. A bit forced at some points, and the second half was definitely the weaker half, but there are a lot of strong points and I would read it again. Should be 2 movies to try to fix the pacing issues to add more gradual and logical character development content to the second half/movie (maybe with flashbacks).

Buy this 3 in 1 volume instead of novellas 1 & 2!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-16

The third novella completing the series really make the whole story stronger. It is better to read all 3 consecutively, as the individual first and second novellas are short and episodic, while the full story can be better appreciated when the three are read in succession.

I didn't think this was an overly interesting series by Brandon Sanderson until the third novella tied it all in together.

I would recommend this series of 3 novellas to less experienced fantasy readers, or those who tend to read fiction, to introduce them to Brandon Sanderson. If they already really like fantasy I would introduce them to Brandon Sanderson via Mistborn.

Wonderful author. Very moved by the ending.